Envisioned by NewTown Macon’s founders in 1996, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail has become one of Macon’s jewels. The trail system is currently over eleven miles long! The trail runs on the east side of the Ocmulgee River near Jackson Springs Park to Spring Street, Otis Redding Bridge and continuing into the Ocmulgee National Monument via the Mike Ford Trail, the Walnut Creek connection. The trail also runs along the west side of the Ocmulgee River in Central City Park, Gateway Park, Rotary Park, and also into Riverside Cemetery. Amerson River Park is the northernmost portion of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. With your support, trail will be expanded to connect the downtown trail from Riverside Cemetery to Amerson River Park in the next few years.
The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail creates a more attractive community, provides safer routes for bicyclists and pedestrians. There are many ways to utilize the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail: walking, running, jogging, biking, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, roller blading or recreating with your pet!
The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is a public/private partnership. NewTown Macon plans trail expansions and improvements and raises private funds to support these goals. Once trail is complete, we turn over the improvements to Macon-Bibb County to operate in perpetuity as a public park. If you have questions about using the trail or the parks along the trail, please contact Macon-Bibb Parks and Beautification at (478) 803 0484.